Michael Medline was appointed President & Chief Executive Officer of Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. in January 2017. Mr. Medline is a proven leader with a strong track record of success in Canadian retail. Previously, Mr. Medline was the President & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), with more than 15 years in a variety of senior retail leadership positions with CTC, including President of FGL Sports (Sport Chek and Sports Experts). Mr. Medline began his career working with the Ontario Securities Commission in 1989, followed by two years practicing law with McCarthy Tétrault. He was Corporate Counsel for PepsiCo Canada before moving to Abitibi Consolidated Inc. where, between 1994 and 2001, he held a variety of roles including Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. Mr. Medline serves as a member of the Board of SickKids Foundation, Grocery Foundation and The Sobey Foundation. He was on the Board of Governors for Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and past Chair of the Retail Council of Canada. Mr. Medline holds an MBA from Raymond A. Mason School of Business, William & Mary; an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and a BA from Western University (Huron College).